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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Responsible LE Strategies to Budget Cuts in Mason County

Sheriff Salisbury would like to update our citizens on the 2017 budget crisis in Mason County and how it will affect the Sheriff’s Office and public safety here at home. To recap what has happened to this point: June 27, 2017 – BOCC publishes 2017 Budget Reductions June 28, 2017 – Budget Reductions are emailed […]

BOCC Cuts Deep Into Public Safety

Sheriff Salisbury would again like to thank our community for expressing its support and concerns about public safety.   The sheriff's office had worked to cut over $717,000 from our budget that would not have resulted in a reduction in personnel from currently filled positions. In spite of your clear message to the BOCC that public safety […]

Cuts to Public Safety Not Necessary

On July 10, 2017, in an open meeting about the 2018 budget instructions, Commissioner Neatherlin suggested that Sheriff Salisbury is able to choose where he makes budget cuts and that there is no need to cut deputies’ positions.  What Commissioner Neatherlin did not mention is that: The commission only provided the MCSO with 10 working […]

Sheriff’s Office Needs Your Help

Sheriff Salisbury and the MCSO need your help!  If you think public safety should be a priority in Mason County, please plan to attend the very important upcoming commission meetings to express your concerns. Tuesday, July 11th at 9:00am: If you are willing to express your concerns about the drastic cuts to public safety, you […]

BOCC Directed Budget Reductions

Mason County Board of County Commissioners levies cuts that greatly diminish our ability to provide public safety to Mason County residents. The cost of law enforcement in the 21st century is high and continues to increase year-after-year.  Training mandates, liability, and attacks on law enforcement continue to increase.  The sheriff is required to manage the […]